RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture

RAIN Resources

RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using the following four steps:

  • Recognize what is happening;
  • Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;
  • Investigate with interest and care;
  • Nurture with self-compassion.

You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise.

Visit RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion for a full description of the steps of RAIN.
Download a new free printable guide here: RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion.

Radical Compassion, Tara’s guidebook to RAIN, addresses in depth the many applications of RAIN, and how to work with an array of challenges that arise.
Download the free Study Guide for her book, Radical Compassion.

The RAIN of Self-Compassion includes the steps of RAIN, as well as some translations to other languages.

Resources for RAIN Partners: Once familiar with the steps, you may wish to explore RAIN in co-meditation.

Talks, Meditations and Resources to guide you:

Talks on RAIN

The RAIN of Self-Compassion

The RAIN of Self-Compassion

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on the acronym RAIN that awakens self-compassion and de-conditions...

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RAIN – Cultivating a Mindful Awareness

RAIN – Cultivating a Mindful Awareness

The acronym RAIN is a powerful tool for interrupting habitual patterns of emotional reactivity and discovering the freedom of an awake, compassionate presence. This talk explores...

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Meditations on RAIN

Meditating with RAIN (11:43 min.)

Meditating with RAIN (11:43 min.)

This guided practice applies mindfulness and self-compassion to challenging emotions. It is based on the acronym RAIN, and provides a four step practice that is accessible and...

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